Interviews

Interview with Frank Harper of St George’s Day

Interview with Frank Harper of St George’s Day

Frank Harper is the writer, director and star of St George's Day, a new British gangster film that not only has plenty of twists and turns, but loads of laughs too. The Film Review caught up with him about making his first film. The Film Review: St George's Day is the first film you've directed. What was...

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Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace on Shut Up and Play the Hits

Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace on Shut Up and Play the Hits

Back in 2010, directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace decided to step away from music documentaries, following the release of their Blur-based documentary, No Distance Left to Run. However, just a few months later, the pair found themselves teaming up with LCD Soundsystem frontman, James Murphy, to create a...

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Talking frame-rate with THX’s Kevin Wines

Talking frame-rate with THX’s Kevin Wines

Recently, I spoke to Kevin Wines, THX's Director of Image Technology, about the recent push towards higher frame rates in film with the 48FPS shooting of The Hobbit.The frame rate in a film is the number of images in sequence that pass before your eyes within a single second. The default for cinema, currently, is...

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Interview with Nitin Sawhney

Interview with Nitin Sawhney

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog was the fifth film made by Alfred Hitchcock and his first major hit. Released in 1927, only a single version has survived which is housed at the BFI's National Film Archive. It is now being released with a newly restored print and a new score written by Nitin Sawhney. TFR had...

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Interview: Writer and Director Rebecca Thomas Talks Electrick Children

Interview: Writer and Director Rebecca Thomas Talks Electrick Children

TFR talk to the writer and director of Electrick Children, Rebecca Thomas, about fundamentalist Mormonism, casting Julia Garner, and Japanese mermaids... Rebecca Thomas, brings a certain authenticity to her slightly surreal venture into the world of fundamentalist Mormonism and Las Vegas rock'n'roll....

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Bobcat Goldthwait talks God Bless America

Bobcat Goldthwait talks God Bless America

Bobcat Goldthwait first became known in the world of comedy for his energetic stand-up performances and, at times, controversial content. When he began making films, the world saw that this approach to things would define his career. Both Sleeping Dogs and World's Greatest Dad proved to be comedies...

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Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Audrey Tautou is arguably this one of the biggest names within French film, despite the fact that she only stars in one film a year, and has not appeared in a directorial début in ten years. This year, however, she has made an exception. Tautou takes on the lead role in upcoming romantic comedy, Delicacy, the...

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Indie and onwards: the Claire Garvey interview

Indie and onwards: the Claire Garvey interview

In my career, I've interviewed quite a wide range of people, from a producer of fighting games, to a world-famous wrestler. But an actor who rarely speaks when in character is a new one. From her assured performance, you wouldn't have assumed that Booked Out was Claire Garvey's first feature film role. A...

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Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn is certainly a incredible story with a star-studded cast, so it's little wonder that the film is already being heavily tipped for Oscar nominations. We interviewed My Week with Marilyn's director, Simon Curtis, to find out about the making of the film. After pursuing the rights to...

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Interview: Keith Chegwin on Kill Keith

Interview: Keith Chegwin on Kill Keith

Kill Keith is the first feature film venture for popular TV personality, Keith Chegwin, since 1992. We catch up with 'Cheggers' to find out what it was like having the title role in this film... It's difficult to tell whether or not Chegwin really is exceptionally excited about his part in Kill Keith,...

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